Take the 2013 WOMAN Challenge

May 14, 2013  •   Written by admin   •  no comments

Receive support from others while achieving your physical activity and nutrition goals by joining the 2013 WOMAN Challenge.

What is the WOMAN challenge?

The WOMAN challenge is a partnership between the Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the President’s Challenge program. The challenge is for women to exercise for 30 minutes a day, at least five days out of the week, for six out of eight weeks.

The challenge is free and any woman can join. The program allows women to track their physical activity and set nutrition goals. Women can interact with other group members and are rewarded for their accomplishments.

Eating healthier and exercising regularly are important to get in and stay in shape. Exercise can also reduce stress. Prolonged stress can affect your immune system and vital organs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Physical Activity Guidelines, adults 18 to 64 need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and need to do at least two muscle-strengthening exercises a week to improve their health.

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